Braham students to perform Bye Bye Birdie

Braham Area High School students will perform Bye Bye Birdie Nov. 10, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 and 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students.

It’s the late 1950s and teenagers from across the United States are going crazy for the handsome rock star, Conrad Birdie. Meanwhile, his manager, Albert Peterson, is going into debt and has staked his financial future on Conrad’s success. Albert’s secretary, Rosie, is increasingly frustrated with the time and money Albert is losing on his project. Disaster strikes when Conrad receives a draft notice to join the military. Thus, Albert attempts to stage a farewell party for Conrad in which he is to kiss one lucky fan on the Ed Sullivan Show before he leaves for the Army. Kim MacAfee, from Sweet Apple, Ohio, is the lucky girl chosen to be kissed. But conflict arises when her boyfriend, Hugo Peabody, gets jealous, and Rosie becomes fed up with the abusive treatment she recieves from Albert’s mother. Eventually, things turn out all right. Kim and Hugo resolve their problems while Albert agrees to leave managing, become an English teacher and marry Rosie.

Cast List: Sam Anderson, Conrad Birdie; Dani Braund, Mrs. MacAfee; Morgan O’Brien, Albert Peterson; Sammy Patterson, Ursula Merkle; Abby Salmonson, Mae Peterson; Sam Stigen, Mr. MacAfee; Jessica Westman, Alice; Jaimie Winter, Sad Girl; Kayla Nickles, Penelope; Ariel Ramstad, Rose Alvarez; Brett Weigel, Hugo Peabody; Jenna Winter, Mrs. Merkle/Elenor; Natalie Bacon, Eunice; Willow Graves, Gloria Rasputin/Regina; Rylie Johnson, Mayor’s Wife/Zoey; McKenzie Larson, Deborah Sue; Saffron O’Brien, Kim MacAfee; Trenton Forsberg, Mr. Johnson; Savanah Hockert, Margie; Stephanie Kurvers, Phyllis; Colton TenNapel, Maude/Fred/Policeman; Christian Patterson, Randolph MacAfee; Stephanie Braund, Nancy; Liz Bombard, Liza; Haley Johnson, Reporter/Kasey; Lauren Kreyer, Helen; Izak Larson, Mayor/Karl/Conductor; Connor Rowland, Reporter/Harvey; Genny Taylor, Sage

Tech: Trenton Forsbrg, Kyle Kern, Brett Kreyer, Brett Pertzborn, Joseph Rydlund

Pit: Sammie Kreyer, Morgan O’Brien, Ariel Ramstad, Aileen Rude, Lawton Rude, Meredith Rude, Abby Salmonson, Jessica Westman, Jenna Winter

Director: AnnaRae Soderberg
Assistant Director: Kathy Olson
Musical Director: Bryan Johnson
Technical Director: Nancy VanderHeyden
Choreographer: Lydia Olson

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